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Worm Snake

Worm Snake
Species Name:
Carphophis amoenus
Not venomous

Common Name:
Worm Snake

Species Name:
Carphophis amoenus


KSNPC status is: Unlisted


Adults may reach 1' in length. Color varies from glossy gray to black or brown. Pink belly extends up the sides. Flattened head and short tail.


Rarely seen above ground. Eats earthworms, and other soft-bodied insects. Can be found under logs, leaf litter and in loose soil.

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